This the third and final reel that a member here sent to me. All three are popular reels and that was the reason why I have posted the rebuilds. Hoping some of the more adventurous here might be willing to give their gear a little love....and a cleaning.
The baitrunner can be a little complex...and I would caution it is not for the faint of heart. Once you get inside one of them, you will see they are a little complicated. I did however want to post up what I come across as I do these....
OK....on to the TLD25.
It appears to be well taken care of and in good shape. I noticed very little corrosion as I opened it. I always start with removing the handle set screw, and the handle nut. The tool I am using is pretty popular .... it fits many reels!
Next is the pre-program dial, spring, body and o-ring.
Then the quadrant and screws
There are seven screws that hold the side plate on
The next series of ictures were a little blurred...but I continued to remove the sideplate and drop out the main gear and anti reverse..
I lifted out the spool and put some grease on the clicker spring assy.
I also cleaned up the reel mount and greased the screws
Next I started to take the spool apart
I pullled the cooling shield off and the drag plate
Then the spool and shaft were disassembled
I popped the shields off the bearings and gave them a good cleaning. I use brake cleaner
I have a modified grease gun that I use to lube the bearings. I use marine grease
That tip gets right down into the bearings...and then I press the grease in
I set them aside and go on to the drags...the customer wanted a drag upgrae...I use carbon tex drags from smoooth drag. Here is the stock white fiber drag
I slather on a good amount of Cals drag grease and then rub it into the drag material. Any excess is wiped off.
and the drag is installed
I am now going back to rebuilding the right end plate..here is the anti-reverse lever going in...there is a small spring I am going to hook it on
Now the main gear can go in..it has been cleaned and is getting some grease
Once it is put in..you have to push the anti revers lever over so it fits on the ratchet on the main gear
Nothing holds that gear in now...and it can pop out...losing the anti-reverse lever. So I press the handle cap back on the end of the gear..